5 Strategies To Go From CXO/CEO/ COO/CFO to Successful Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

You had the title of CXO/CEO/CFO/COO and everything that comes with it: The corner office, a closet full of silk [.].

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The Top Five Dashboards Every CFO Should Review Daily

The Kini Group

The CFO’s responsibilities have migrated far from the typical numbers focus and cost analysis to growth strategy, sales tactics, and even human resources. This evolution of the role of CFO has created a demand for more oversight. CFO Dashboard 2: Costs.

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Complimentary Resource – The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward

Strategy Driven

The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. Click here for more information on The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - The CFO''s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward !

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Google Lost Its CFO to Poor Work Life Balance

The Idolbuster

The topic is timely: This week Patrick Pachette, CFO of Google announced that he would be retiring to spend more time with his wife. Yet now Google has lost a fantastic CFO. Maybe if he was off some of the time over the last 25 years, he would be spending another ten years as CFO.

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3 Critical Skills of Effective Leaders.

Rich Gee Group

Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip CEO CFO Coaching Communication Delegation Information Management Motivation Obstacles Performance VP Great leaders translate vision into decisive action — a skill that’s especially vital in tough times. But what are those skills?

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My Great Failure, Part 3: Needing Where I Should be Leading

Modern Servant Leader

The already overburdened technology team had no bandwidth and the CFO would not accept changing priorities of other efforts. Ultimately, I was called into the CFO’s office and asked for my resignation. I should have resigned the moment the CFO insisted on the project.

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Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

The day the Jacobs Suchard (now part of Kraft Foods ) Board of Directors promoted me to the C-Suite, they strongly suggested I align myself with the CFO. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip.

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How the CFO and General Counsel Can Partner More Effectively

Harvard Business Review

What receives far less attention is that, more and more in our increasingly complex, volatile, and fully-globalized business world, the effectiveness of such action depends on a powerful partnership between the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the General Counsel (GC).

Robert Sher: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein Bibliomotion Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville CEO to CEO The Feel of the Deal: How I Built a Business Through Acquisitions Forbes CFO Magazine James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao-Tse Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Robert Sher: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire

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Keep Your Sarbanes-Oxley Off My CFO

Harvard Business Review

No, Minow is suggesting that CFO essentially work for the audit committee. As she puts it, when she's evaluating a company, "the most important thing I look for in a CFO is someone who reports directly to the audit committee, because what I want is a CFO who is absolutely clear that his or her job depends on telling the truth to the board.". I don't know of any CFO of a public company who would tell you that the job doesn't already depend on telling the truth to the board.

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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Ross Jeremy Hope Martha Heller Operations versus Strategy Oscar Wilde Peter Weill recruiting Reinventing the CFO: How Financial Managers Can Transform Their Roles and Add Greater Value Successor The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership

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Morning Advantage: Take My CFO, Please

Harvard Business Review

At first blush, it sounds like something straight out of the mind of Scott Adams, but John McCallum's guide to management one-liners in the Ivey Business Journal has its sincere merits. McCallum mines the cannon of executive aphorisms from the likes of Stephen Covey and Warren Buffett — but also Socrates, physicist Lord Kelvin, and Donald Rumsfeld — for those pithy phrases that really do capture the essence of common situations.

Head’s Up! A great business book will soon be published.

First Friday Book Synopsis

CFO Magazine Conference Board Creating a World Without Poverty Curt Finch Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It Crown Business During the decision-making process involving a purchase [comma] During the decision-making process involving a purchase [comma] what role do th3e emotions reason play? On October 4, 2011, Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It, will be published by Crown Business. Written by Adrian Slywotzky with Karl Weber.

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Why Can't a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Harvard Business Review

Unlike the world of the CFO, management and staff generally do what they like when it comes to creating and (not) disposing of information, creating a cavernous gap in accountability. Information governance is not IT''s job. But it should be the CIO''s job.

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157: The Aspiring Leader — Successfully Step into a New Leadership Role | with John Lawler

Engaging Leader

Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. Is your sight set on a new leadership role?

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Mobile Payments and the 'Wow' Factor: Q&A With Square CFO Sarah Friar

Harvard Business Review

We asked Square''s CFO and Operations Lead, Sarah Friar , for perspectives on this technology, what it means for marketers, and how to manage in the world of mobile innovation.

Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First

Leading Blog

This is a group that consists of the CEO, the CFO, and the CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer). The relationship between the CFO and CHRO is vital. I F PEOPLE NOT COMPANIES, generate value, why isn’t talent at the center of every company’s strategy? It’s time to take charge of talent.

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The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

As Craig’s CFO and CAO, I always appreciated this leadership style. Build great teams In the early dark days as CFO of Footlocker, we had a struggling company that was deeply in debt.

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Tony’s Interview with Healthcare Finance News

Tony Mayo

However, once you move from being a bookkeeper to being a CFO, you are dealing with the future […]. Tips for CFOs to survive the transition to value Give up clinging to the illusion of certainty, said executive coach Tony Mayo. Accounting is a black and white world and as such attracts people who like certainty. For Executives Micro-Managers Organizational Leadership Personal Goals

Samurai Bookkeeping

Tony Mayo

Years ago, while I was establishing myself in a new executive coaching practice, I supported my family by working as a part-time, outsourced CFO. Here is a reminiscence of a deep learning I earned during one of those accounting gigs. I sought help from my own coach with the very difficult [.]. For Executives Attachment Conflict Freedom

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One Question Away From Optimism

Leadership Freak

During dinner with the CFO [.]. Image source You can’t lead if you aren’t dissatisfied. Every new beginning begins with dissatisfaction. If the present is satisfactory, you have nowhere to go. A preferred future stands on an un-preferred present. Dissatisfaction is easy, optimism is necessary. Seeing the light dimly: Things come together at the strangest times. Change Courage Leading Marks of leaders Optimism Taking others higher Leadership Development

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These Are the People You Need on Your Startup Team

Chart Your Course

Business leadership researchers tell us that the best traits for your CFO are emotional stability and global ethics. In the days after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), a chief executive cannot hide behind the acts of the CFO.

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5 Leadership Lessons: To Pixar and Beyond

Leading Blog

F ROM A PICTURE IN A MAGAZINE, Lawrence Levy was asked by Steve Jobs to become the CFO of Pixar and structure it in a way that investors could understand it.

How to Avoid the Next Equifax

N2Growth Blog

Well, the CFO John Gamble cashed in nearly $1 million of stock options, while division president’s Joseph Loughran and Rodolfo Ploder sold over $500,000 and $250,000 in company stock, respectively. By now, we all know about the Equifax debacle.

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What Events Shaped You as a Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

He was clearly a high potential early on and was tapped by his CFO to create and lead the new internal audit group for a public company. One day the CFO asked him to attend a board meeting so that he could answer any questions that might arise regarding the internal audit group.

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CEOs: Don't Sabotage Your Successors

Marshall Goldsmith

A CEO asked me to coach his potential successor, the CFO. It didn't take long before I just felt that the CEO just didn't like the CFO. I brought it to his attention: "I just don't think you like the CFO." A SINGLE DETRACTOR I worked with the CFO for more than a year, and all but one of his raters said they saw him as making great improvements in interpersonal relationships. However, the CEO now concluded that the CFO lacked the "adequate marketing skills."

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Photo Inquiry Friday: What are you already doing that is working well?

Mike Cardus

I was asked by a CFO of a hospital, who attended a talk I gave on ‘ Working & Managing Across Generations ’ to contact the hospitals HR director and Workforce Education director. BUT the CFO would not be on the call.

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Steps in a Buying Decision

Strategy Driven

meet with CFO (manages the Tech department). Agree to get CFO’s permission to at least consider external vendors. Majority decides to use vendors to do all the work rather than in house, but need buy-in from CFO. some group members prepare a presentation to convince CFO to use outside supplier and add new capability. meeting set up with the CFO and full BDT to present your findings and needs.

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The 2 Leadership Traits That Will Set You Apart (and Sustain You For The Long Haul)

Terry Starbucker

When I moved to Portland Oregon back in 2010, my intentions were to exist in a state of “semi-retirement” – that is, blending a little bit of work with a lot more down time.

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How to Stop Being “Them” and Start Being “Us”

Next Level Blog

So a senior director in operations might hang out with the company CFO for the day or a VP in IT might sit in with the CEO. A few months ago, I was in conversation with a group of senior director and vice president level leaders in a client company. I asked them, “Before you were promoted to senior director or VP, what did you used to say about the people who had those titles?” What I heard in response was pretty telling: They don’t get it. They don’t understand what’s really going on.

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Making the Turn: 10 Warning Signs You aren’t Shifting from Founder to Leader

N2Growth Blog

Maybe your CFO is a family friend. By Thomas Brattle Gannett and Dr. Greg Giuliano. You came up with an awesome idea. Your singular focus has been to make it real. You started a company. You got funding. Maybe you’re looking for Series B or C funding now. Maybe you’re prepping for the IPO.

Don’t Just Lead – Guide!

Great Leadership By Dan

John Sims, CFO at Snowden Lane Partners who climbed the Grand Teton with a guide-led team, says, “Without trust in your teammates, you will only do as much as faith in your own limited abilities will take you.”

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How to deal with cyber-attacks: publicly or privately?

Strategy Driven

Whether you are a CFO of an international, publicly-traded conglomerate, or a mid-sized regional business, it is well within your portfolio to do everything possible to properly prepare for the threat.

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4 Keys For Bringing Out The Best From Introverts

Tanveer Naseer

He has observed in many companies that a C-suite team represents a balance of types , for instance, an introverted CEO who chooses an extroverted CFO to bring strengths to the table that he or she doesn’t have. “On The following is a guest piece by Kate Rodriguez.

Morning Advantage: Leaders Need Hugs Too

Harvard Business Review

The Imprecise World of Accounting (CFO). Some top execs may take home eight-figure salaries these days, but I wouldn’t wish their jobs on anyone. Just take a look at these excerpts from interviews with global leaders at McKinsey Quarterly — they read like transcripts from a therapy session. The greatest leadership challenge, they say, has been dealing with the rise in external crises — the collapse of Lehman Brothers, earthquakes, floods.

Morning Advantage: How Leaders Get Their Strategic Groove Back

Harvard Business Review

"What are the first three words that come to mind when you hear the word 'strategy'?" When HBS professor Cynthia A. Montgomery asks leaders in her executive education classes this question, they respond with "plan," "vision," "direction," "focus," "advantage," writes Carmen Nobel in HBS Working Knowledge. To Montgomery, this is indicative of a disturbing trend: strategy has been narrowed to a competitive game plan, separate from a firm's larger sense of purpose.

The Essential CHRO Roles Every CEO Must Support

HR Digest

The HR is supposed to be a true partner to the CEO, just like the CFO. While becoming a CHRO requires a step beyond administrative roles and clear knowledge of the business, CEOs have the obligation to elevate the HR, enable the CHRO to become a strategic partner, and to adopt the G3 system – a tier comprising the CEO, the CFO and the CHRO as a top corporate unit fundamental in decision making.

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10 Reasons Why Every Manager Should take a Finance Course

Great Leadership By Dan

Yes, you too can speak like a CFO! We just finished a “ Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager ” program this week for a large client. The audience was mostly engineers – program and project managers, the ones in charge of designing and making complex stuff. It was 3.5 days, which may seem like a lot, especially for a topic that has the potential to be deadly dry and boring. The participant’s comments and evaluations at the end of the program reminded me of why every.

Morning Advantage: My Kingdom for a Developer

Harvard Business Review

Facebook Flop Won't Scare Off Growth-Company Listings (CFO). Everyone in the room who is fully satisfied with their IT staff and has no concerns about finding and recruiting new technology talent raise your hand. OK, you way in the back, you can leave. The rest of us have a big problem to solve. Let's face it, the war for tech talent is only getting worse.

010: What Every Leader Ought to Know About DRIVE

Engaging Leader

Marty has an MBA, spent many years in leadership roles at a Fortune 500 company, has been CFO of several organizations, and 10 years ago he started up a restaurant and catering business that he still leads today. ©2009 Daniel Pink.

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Infuence Mapping – How To Lead Your Project To Success

Lead Change Blog

Usually the CEO and the CFO have the biggest impact on organization-wide changes, but it is not always so; in some cases the hierarchy doesn’t reflect the amount of influence, so it’s advisable to check everything carefully. Even the most powerful people rarely act alone.

CMOs, Build a Relationship with Your CFOs

Harvard Business Review

But this makes the still lingering CMO-CFO disconnect even more significant, as both executives are now stewards of that critical corporate data. After having collaborated at David's Bridal to build a more effective marketing function (and actually enjoying it), we decided to share some of our observations, from both the perspective of the CFO (Gene) and CMO (Kimberly). In your preliminary discussions with the CFO, establish clear definitions, success criteria, and formulas.

The Unexpected Realities of Being an Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

You cannot dare do the same thing as an entrepreneur when you are still the HR manager, marketing guru, office manager, janitor, tech guy, sales staff, CFO and CEO. How interesting is it to start your own business? Many people say they wish to own their own businesses.